Published: Jan 02, 2018
Forget Donald Trump, who has placed democracy in a box stamped “Handle with care”, or Aung San Suu Kyi, who has turned from a global rights icon to a major villain overnight, or any Syrian freedom fighter against the Islamic State. To me, none of them qualifies as “Individual of the Year” for 2017.
Published: Dec 12, 2017
Disclaimer: The following year-in-review column doesn’t necessarily feature the events that had most impact. There have been major terrorist attacks around the world this year, but the article makes no mention of terrorism. Instead, the following is mainly a sifting of major events that made waves in Thailand.